>>Ljiljana Cavic

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  • Ljiljana Čavić graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade (Serbia) in 2007 where she was teaching assistant in 2007/08. Her graduation project “Museum of contemporary art of Vojvodina” tried to shift the prior-learnt way of designing space focusing on the positive and generative qualities of emptiness. As a continuation of the investigation on qualities of unbuilt space and its perceptual and cognitive emergence, in 2018 she defended her PhD thesis “Riverside Lisbon – UrbArch Emptiness” at Lisbon School of Architecture.

    Since 2014 she is an associated member of CIAUD (O Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design) and DCG (Design and Computation Group) at Lisbon School of Architecture where she also teaches the Project Design. Her research approaches both theoretical and practical levels aiming at grasping multidimensional qualities of human-space reality, from abstract to concrete realm. She is a practicing architect and one of the authors of Solid and Convex Voids – analytical and representational method intended for investigation of unbuilt part of urban-architectural spaces.




    • Verovšek, Š. and Cavic, L. (2017) ‘Expressions of Spatial Quality and Local Identity in Urban Riverfronts’, Annales, Series Historia et Sociologia, 27(2), pp. 349–362. Paper in Indexed International Scientific Journal
    • Sileryte, R., Cavic, L. and Beirao, J. N. (2017) ‘Automated generation of versatile data model for analyzing urban architectural void’, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 66, pp. 130–144. Paper in Indexed International Scientific Journal
    • Beirão, J.N., Chaszar, A. & Čavić, L., 2015. Analysis and Classification of Public Spaces Using Convex and Solid-Void Models. In S. T. Rassia & P. M. Pardalos, eds. Future City Architecture for Optimal Living. Springer International Publishing, pp. 241–270.
    • Cavic, L. & Beirão, J., 2014. Open Public Space Attributes and Categories – Complexity and Measurability. Magazine AR Architecture, Research, 2014/2 Volume XV, pp.15–24.


    • Cavic, L., Sileryte, R. & Beirão, J.N., 2017. 3D-INFORMED CONVEX SPACES – The Automated Generation of Convex Representation for Open Public Space Analysis (Accepted for publication). In 11th International Space Syntax Symposium. Lisbon.
    • Beirão, J., Chaszar, A. and Cavic, L. (2014) ‘Convex – and Solid-Void Models for Analysis and Classification of Public Spaces’, in Gu, N. et al. (eds). CAADRIA 2014, 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto institute of technology.
    • Filomena, N., Cavic, L. & Serdoura, F., 2013. Evora as a open air museum – From spatial cognition to exhibits contemplation. In Urban Form in Territories of Portuguese Heritage Analysis, Design, Quantification. PNUM Portuguese Network of Urban Morfology. Coimbra, Portugal. Paper in National Conference Proceeding